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Chest pain with cold, Please suggest OTC

Patient: I have chest pains with a cough and I am running a temp of 101.3. Is there any over the counter meds I can take

 

 

Symptoms: Coughing, sniffles, tightnes in my chest, ear ache

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for contacting ask the doctor.Over the counter medications and self-medication is not to be encouraged as it may do more harm than good. Tightness in the chest could mean a lung infection and requires professional help. I recommend a visit to a physician and getting a chest Xray, Pulmonary Function test, Culture of the sputum, CBC, Hematological examination etc.Treatment would depend on the diagnosis and may include antibiotics, continuous positive airway pressure depending on the severity of the condition.Hope this information was useful.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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